The Guthrie Brothers to perform Jan. 31

January 12, 2015
The Guthrie Brothers

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Center for the Arts will present “The Guthrie Brothers: a Simon and Garfunkel Experience” on Saturday, Jan. 31, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at 7 p.m., as part of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series.

The program was made possible, in part, by a grant from the Brodbeck Theater Fund.

Originally from Green Bay, Wis., and now based in New York, N.Y., musicians Jeb and Jock Guthrie, otherwise known as The Guthrie Brothers, will perform the tribute to Simon and Garfunkel with an acoustic style. Both brothers play acoustic guitar and sing.

“The music that we play is truly an extension of who we are,” Jock said. “Our philosophy is to do songs that we feel directly connected to, and we can trace these connections back to shared experiences and feelings from our childhood in Green Bay, Wisconsin.”

“We think this is the reason we can be so faithful to the spirit and sound of whatever period or type of music we’re playing – including our own music,” said Jeb. “We play together as one.”

About the brothers’ tribute to Simon and Garfunkel, their website states, “Our voices seemed to blend effortlessly into that S & G signature sound, and the overwhelming audience reaction to our first tribute performance confirmed our feelings. Since that first performance, we’ve worked to perfect our tribute to these two amazing artists.”

The Guthrie Brothers’ original music has received national attention, and has been extensively played on both Americana and country radio stations. About the album, Billboard magazine said, “Many stations will find the well-written, heartfelt lyrics and wonderful harmonies a welcome addition to their airwaves."

The album has been re-released and can be heard and purchased online. 

According to their website, the brothers are currently writing and working on another album. For more information, go to www.guthriebrothers.com.

Tickets for the event are $25 for general admission, $23 for seniors 62 and over, $13 for children under 18, and $19 for UW-Platteville students with current ID.

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling toll free at 877-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available through the Online Box Office at tickets.uwplatt.edu.

The next performance of the 2014-15 Performing Arts Series is Wycliffe Gordon and the Jazz Festival Big Band on Friday, Feb. 6.

Written by: Connie Spyropoulos and Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, 608-342-6191, spyropoulosc@uwplatt.edu and hamerl@uwplatt.edu.

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